R2Z: Gender-Responsive and Socially Equitable Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean

Building resilience in water, coastal zones and oceans in Latin America and the Caribbean

Efforts to build resilience will not be effective, sustainable, and will fall short of their moral obligation unless they depart from current development pathways and deliberately address gender and social inequalities. To drive the transformation that is needed to build resilient economies, ecosystems and societies – while ensuring that no one is left behind – all stakeholders must show leadership and commitment in promoting gender-responsive, participatory and representative governance approaches. This dialogue will explore the challenges and opportunities for transformation and effective climate action through a focus on resilience and social protection. 


  • Deissy Martínez Barón, Directora Regional para América Latina del Programa de Investigación del consorcio global CGIAR, grupo de Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria (CCAFS)
  • Kay-Ana Bowen, Programme Officer Humanitarian, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Resilience at UN WOMEN
  • Melania Canalespoma, Presidenta, Organización Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas Andinas y Amazónicas del Perú ONAMIAP (Peruvian leader of indigenous organisation)
  • Santiago Aparicio, Director de la Dirección de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible del Departamento Nacional de Planeación , Colombia (Director of Climate Division of the National Planning Department, Colombia)
  • Vivienne Solis, Asociada de CoopeSoliDar en Costa Rica y parte del Grupo Mayor de Mujeres que representa a la Sociedad Civil ante Naciones Unidas
  • Ximena Apéstegui, es Asesora a la Dirección de Cambio Climático del Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, MINAE (Costa Rica Ministry of Environment and Energy)
  • Moderator: Daniel Morchain

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